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Chess Pie

When it comes to Chess Pie, resistance is futile. Silky, smooth, subtly flavored with lemon, chocolate or one of many delicious flavors, this is the right answer. No matter the question. 

Carrying this pie to a friend’s house will make you ridiculously welcome, that is, if you can resist eating the whole thing before you walk out the door. I’ve got a bunch of chess pie to show you with all the perfect recipes for this delicious, easy to make treat. 

Pie with a slice cut out and it is turned so you can see the inside of the pie. Fork and towel in background

a little lemoney!

WHAT WORKS ABOUT CHESS PIE RECIPE

  • Ridiculously easy to throw together
  • Made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. 
  • Make into a sheet pan cookie bar if you want! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHESS PIE

WHAT IS CHESS PIE? 

It is a simple pie made from eggs, butter, sugar and a bit of flour or corn meal. Pecan pies and their kin are also considered chess pies!

Other types  include ….

  • Lemon
  • Coconut
  • chocolate
  • Nut pies
  • Vinegar
  • Buttermilk

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?

Whip up eggs, butter, sugar and flour with some flavoring and you’ve got it  It’s really, “easy as pie”!

This pie always has a single crust. OOOooo, the delightful single flaky crust! 

You’ll note that this type of pie makes it’s own little flaky top, so no need for an uppercrust. 

A 45 degree angle shot of the pie showing the shiny upper crust, tin pan and green napkin

The chocolately kind!! WhOOT!

HERE’S WENDI MAKING A VINEGAR PIE

WHAT IS A CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE? 

Chocolate chess pie uses chocolate for flavor. Can you imagine a deep luscious chocolate that dissolves on your tongue and yet the flavor lingers around making you want more and more? It always causes a commotion! 

WERE DID IT ORIGINATE? 

We just don’t know when it originated, but the first noted mention of  is in a Martha Washington Cookbook in the 1700’s. It’s something I hope I am never too old, smart or refined to eat and enjoy.

Seriously, how could you not enjoy a pie that’s been lapped up since nearly the beginning of time? 

DO YOU REFRIGERATE ? 

Chess pies do not HAVE to be refrigerated, but they will last much longer if you do. PLUS, there’s nothing better on a hot day and a COLD piece of Chess pie!

Pie with a slice cut out a fork a lemon and a kitchen towel sitting on distressed wood

a yellow citrusy kind!! Can you guess which one?

WHAT IS A LEMON CHESS PIE? 

Lemon Chess Pie is a made with lemon as the main flavoring ingredient. It’s light and tangy. Perfectly sweetened and a delicious summer treat. Basically, it is every flavor you ever wanted in the hot summer all rolled up into one. 

a whole pie from the side with morning light in the background flowered napkin and pie server

The creamy buttermilky kind!

WHAT IS A BUTTERMILK CHESS PIE? 

This pie uses a scant bit of buttermilk to give the pie a tangy flavor. It’s a great old flavor that balances so nicely with the other pie flavors. 

WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE? 

It is a slightly sweet pie with gelatinous consistency. Personally, I think it taste a lot like cheese cake. In fact, the two recipes are very similar! 

READ ON TO FIND ALL THE BEST PIES! 

Old Fashioned Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess pie

Vinegar Pie

Fudge Pecan Pie

Kentucky Bourbon Pie

Pecan Pie

Chess Bars

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HERE ARE MY FAVORITE CHESS PIE RECIPE (INCLUDING A CHESS BAR RECIPE!)

Chess Pie

A complete list of the best chess pie recipe out there!

A VERSE TO SHARE

Ever feel afraid? Yeah, me too. Here are three quick verses. Notice how similar they are…

 

Joshua 1: 9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

 

I think it is pretty clear, we are supposed to remember that God won’t leave. Hang tough friends. 

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Laila

Monday 4th of March 2019

1 love your recipes,and really appreciate tne verses.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 4th of March 2019

Hi Laila! Thanks so much for the sweet comment! I appreciate YOU!

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